New Homes in Ellis County, TX from Tilson Custom Home Builders

Ellis County

You may have heard of Ellis County as the home of Clyde Barrow, of Bonnie and Clyde infamy. It’s quite a large county, with about 173,600 inhabitants. Some local favorite attractions include the beautiful Ennis Bluebonnet Trails with over forty miles to hike, the Screams Halloween Theme Park in October, the Scarborough Faire, and the National Polka Festival. Bardwell Lake and Lake Waxahachie offer recreation to visitors, and the Trinity River runs along the eastern county line. If you’ve got business in Fort Worth or Dallas, they’re under an hour’s drive away.

Information For Building in Ellis County


Do I need a building permit?

Yes, you will need a development and floodplain permit to build a new home in Ellis County. This form will need to be submitted to the County. Prior to submitting this permit application, you must have plans for an on-site sewage facility if you are going to need a septic system. 


Can Tilson Homes file the building permit for me?

Yes, we can submit the development and floodplain permit on your behalf. Your on-site septic facility permit will need to be filed by your licensed septic system provider. You can learn more about these permits on the county webpage


How long will it take for a building permit to get approved?

Permit approval usually takes 3 to 4 weeks in Ellis County. 


How do I apply for a 911 address in Ellis County?

You can find instructions for obtaining your 9-1-1 address on the county website.  


Who should I talk to about connecting electricity?

For electrical set up on their land, most of our customers choose Oncor Electric Delivery Company.


How do I get water on my property?

In Ellis County, we see all kinds of water supplies. Some areas have county water while others have individual or neighborhood wells. If you’re unsure about what is available for you land, it’s best to ask your future neighbors. 


What Climate Zone is Ellis County?

The International Energy Conservation Code classifies Ellis County as Climate Zone 3.

Design Center Near Ellis County


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Waxahachie, TX Design Center
2170 S. Interstate 35 East, Waxahachie, TX 75167
972-627-4136

Come tour our models in Waxahachie! We are located in North Texas, just South of Dallas. Our experienced sales counselors welcome the opportunity to help you through the process of building the home of your dreams. 

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